Archive | 2016

Sixer’s Arsenal Who are You?: ‘sorry dad, sorry uncle, I’m a Gooner’

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The allegiance of our second Arsenal ‘Who are You?’ interviewee of the season is the product of boyhood rebellion. With a name like Sixsmith, you’d naturally expect him to grow up Sunderland through and through. But Andy Sixsmith*, sports presenter for Made in Tyne and Wear TV, is not made of the same stuff as […]

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Arsenal v Sunderland Guess the Score: a quick return to the library

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Salut! Sunderland is in an irrational hurry to reach that third millionth hit. It will happen sooner or later but posting Guess the Score early in the week will hasten progress towards the milestone. Don’t forget there’s another competition, arising from our little statistical celebration, and that carries a prize worth £50 at http://salutsunderland.com/2016/01/a-mighty-thank-you-as-salut-sunderland-reaches-three-million/. Now […]

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Ambrose Fogarty RIP: ‘a perfect fit’ for Sunderland, Hartlepool and Ireland

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Monsieur Salut writes: Pete Sixsmith remembers a player who figured in his youth and mine as we made our way every other Saturday to Roker Park. Despite having to slog for a regular place against gifted stars of the age, ‘Amby’ Fogarty was a good player who served our club, other clubs and his country […]

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A mighty thank you as Salut! Sunderland reaches three million

Jake: 'would winning the last four games just make us angrier?'

The weekend brought many extra readers to Salut! Sunderland, thanks to a rare win and Rob Hutchison’s fine piece on past transfer calamities. This led us closer still to that magical milestone of three million hits since the site was created in the new year of 2007. To mark this achievement, Salut! Sunderland – or […]

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Sixer’s Villa Soapbox: old guard see us through basement battle

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Malcolm Dawson writes…….Sixsmith Towers was a haven of joy and celebration this morning as Pete Sixsmith listened to Test Match Special’s description of Durham cricketer Ben Stokes totally destroying the South African bowling. World records tumbled as the highest ever partnership compiled by two ginger headed batsman put the game (and probably the series) beyond […]

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As the window opens, a team of Sunderland signings to forget

Jake: 'so we didn't get Messi after all?'

Rob Hutchison was probably a little harsh with his one-word verdicts on the Lads v Liverpool, or maybe just realistic and angry. Now he turns his fire on a succession of dodgy signings Sunderland have made in the past and picks a team we trust is pure fantasy (again with a spot of harshness along […]

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SA’s essay: we did what we had to do against Villa

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Malcolm Dawson writes…..I left for the match with the firm opinion that there is too big a mountain to climb this time but that said I didn’t underestimate the importance of a win today. There really would be no going back if today’s game resulted in anything less than three points, whereas victory would leave […]

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Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 3 Aston Villa 1. Defoe ends drought, gives hope

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Monsieur Salut writes: most of us were prepared to settle for a win however it came and this one came in an uneven way. The first half was a nerve-jangling affair as Aston Villa tormented Sunderland’s defence and threatened two or three times to take the lead. Patrick van Aanholt’s deflected shot gave us a […]

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Promotion poll: Sunderland vie with Portsmouth but can Burton, Lincoln or Doncaster make top six?

Plenty of this from the Roker End last night.

John McCormick, associate editor, writes: things have quietened down with our ‘who to follow’ poll, as we might expect. Portsmouth, […]

McGeady: Aiden and abetting a new Sunderland promotion push

Jake: 'let's have a revolution - like winning some games'

Monsieur Salut writes: we all love a marquee signing, the arrival at the Stadium of Light of Light of a […]

A Salut! Sunderland welcome to Jordan WiIlis, Jack Ross’s third pre-season signing

Jake: 'sunnier times for Sunderland AFC'. Click the image to reach Salut! Sunderland's home page

Signing number three is another free, Jordan Willis, 24, a defender who played for Coventry City until the end of […]

Sunderland, Bolton and Bury. Our League One financial ramble has to end somewhere.

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I didn’t know when I’d get back to this series but it seems appropriate to visit these three now, though […]

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